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is the in recess for their weekly party caucuses. they will return at 2:15 for more work on then line sales tax bill. a motion to proceed on the bill could come tomorrow unless an agreement is reached today. learn more about your senators with c-span's 2013 congressional direct at this. it is available to order online. a handy guide to the current congress. has information about each member of the hoist and senate. it includes contact information, district maps and committee asassignments. the directory is 12.95 plus shipping and handling and order online. a short time ago we spoke with a capitol hill reporter with the latest on the legislation the senate is debating today on the internet sales tax. gautham nagesh from roll call on capitol hill. what is the purpose of this internet sales bill? >> it would require states online retailers, charge sales tax and collect and remit them when consumers make a purchase online. that includes retailers not within their own state. >> who are some of the bill's supporters and why do some of them say it will level the playing field for retailers? >> well, t
. nasdaq up 26. if you are a lot of people online shopping break you get on sales tax. it can add up. washington wants a piece of the action. chief washington correspondent james rosen on the online money grab. >> the motion is agreed to. >> ecommerce may soon get a reboot after the senate voted 74 to 20 on monday to advance the marketplace fairness act. a measure that would require online retailers who do more than a million dollars a year in out-of-state business to collect the applicable sales taxes for each state in which their online buyers reside. proponents say this will level the playing field for bring and mortar stores whose owners have grown accustomed to seeing customers browse the showroom only to dash off to a computer or hand held device. >> that's not fair. that's discriminating against the local merchant. the local merchant who hires local people. the local merchant who pays property taxes. >> nine states have enacted online sales taxes. enforcement thus far has been lax. the marketplace fairness act would require the states to provide online retailers with new softw
and tax increases on the wealthy. >> this fight is playing out in court as well. the nation's airline association is suing the f.a.a. to halt these furloughs claiming that the administration has the authority to cut elsewhere. bret? >> bret: rich edson at washington's international airport. rich, thanks. wall street is trying to recover from its worst week of the year. the dow gained 20. the s&p 500 was up 7. the nasdaq finished up 27.50. >> we're not so sure about obama phone, however. whether he likes it or not, and even though he didn't create it, chief news correspondent the president is linked to another popular give away program. >> what started out as an effort ronald reagan help people in poor areas have a phone in rural areas has mush roomed in what rit particulars suspect is a new welfare program. >> the cost has gone from $143 million a few years ago to $2.2 billion today. a 15 times increase. >> the cost of the program left after cell phones were added in 2008. only low income people on welfare legally qualify but lawmakers say the program is out of control. >> i got a sol
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